The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
For when the roof of thine hous lieth upon thy nose
‘Al thys werldly blisse to the ne is worith a pese’ — a
proverbial couplet in a sermon by Brinton
Author(s): Thomas Brinton
Title(s): ‘Al thys werldly blisse to the ne is worith a pese’
Subjects: sermons, verse in; transitoriness, of world
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.3.8
, f. 166
For whan þe rofe of þyn hous lithe on þi nese
þe worldis blisse ys nouth worthe a pese
Formerly listed as 4040.6
Owst, Gerald Robert.
Literature and Pulpit in Medieval England.
Cambridge: UP, 1933: 43.
“More English Texts from MS. Cambridge University Library
93 (1975): 1-16: 16.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3760
, Part 2, f. 201; 244v
For whan þe roof of þyn hous lith vpon þy nese
þys werdly blisse to þe ne is worith a pese
Note: Written as Prose. Shortened version on f. 244v.
Devlin, Sister Mary Aquinas.
“Bishop Thomas Brunton and His Sermons.”
14 (1939): 324-44: 334-5.
Devlin, Sister Mary Aquinas,
The Sermons of Thomas Brinton, Bishop of Rochester, 1373-1389.
3rd ser. 85, 86 (1954): 337, 402.